This morning I sip my coffee while waiting for Grandfather Sun to make his appearance. Grandmother Moon is out of eye shot from where I sit as she makes her descent into the West. She still has a couple of weeks before her face is full, although she shed much light last night, reminding me she's moving across the sky. Both Grandfather and Grandmother remind me of their constant watch over Earth Mother. In light of all the shapeshifting on Earth, all the upheavals and unearthing of life as we have known it during our lifetime, there are still constants in front of us. The opportunity for each of us is to pay attention, notice them and add them to our gratitude list constantly available!
As humans we need a sense of security and in order to have that it is our responsibility to notice that in addition to "birth, death and taxes," there are many constants in our lives that we might want to acknowledge. Just as any relationship thrives when each person connects with those they love and respect (including our animals!), so it is with the roof over our head, beds in which we sleep, standing ones that shelter our homes from the elements, just to name a few. Now might be a good time to look at the items around you as you read this blog and remember why it was so important that you kept it in your home. When was the last time you turned on the lamp in your living room and really appreciated what it provides for you and why you either purchased it or remember who gifted you with such a useful item.
Ah, the constants in our lives that offer a service to us and those we love. Maybe paying attention to those constants will help us do the same with ourselves and each other?
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!